Discussion Archive: January 2006

31 Jan 2006 - 11:57pm
10 years ago
9 replies
David Hutchful

Web-app guides


Can any of you point me to resources about building web-based
applications. I am in the middle of one and I have several more coming
up and I am wondering if there are certain guidelines available for
developing the interface of these tools.

Any help will be appreciated.



ps: I am wondering if any one on this list lives in the West Michigan area?

31 Jan 2006 - 11:32pm
9 years ago
1 reply
Elizabeth Bacon

Portland, OR F2F - Feb 7th

Hallo folks,

We're gathering again for cheer & chat at an IxDA F2F in Portland, Oregon!
Come enjoy the ever-delightful company of interaction designers and those
intrigued by its practice.

31 Jan 2006 - 5:18pm
10 years ago
2 replies
leo.frishberg a...

Standards for power indication, LEDs?

Anyone know of a standard for power indications on equipment?

Specifically, I'm looking for any international standards that discuss
LED color, state, etc. for when a device is:

1) Connected to mains and ON

2) Connected to mains and OFF

3) Connected to mains and POWER SAVING

If there are standard iconography for these things, I'd like to know
about the references as well...

Leo Frishberg
Architect, User Experience
Advanced Development Group
Logic Analyzer Product Line
Tektronix, Inc.

31 Jan 2006 - 5:12pm
10 years ago
8 replies
Taneem Talukdar

UI walkthrough generator


I am working on a document presenting the UI of a software application.

Basically, I'm compiling screenshots of every state the application has. The
way I'm compiling and presenting the information is not the most elegant.
I'm tempted to hack together a web script that generates a mini-website
template allowing users to click through and navigate the UI screens.

My questions: does something like this already exist? How do I properly
document and present the UI of a software application?

Many thanks for any advice,

Taneem Talukdar

31 Jan 2006 - 4:05pm
Beau Gould

JOB: Information Architect, NYC (Contract)

JOB: Information Architect, NYC (Contract)

Client really wants to see candidates who have been an "Information Architect" in their current and past 1-3 jobs.

31 Jan 2006 - 3:09pm
Audrey Carr

Job: User Experience Architect (Contract) at Delvinia Interactive (Toronto, ON)

Job: User Experience Architect
Delvinia Interactive Inc., Toronto

Delvinia Interactive Inc. is seeking a freelance User Experience Architect
to take on a role in our Strategy and Experience Design team. Work would be
awarded on a project-by-project basis and begin immediately with the future
possibility of full-time employment.

Delvinia Interactive is a leading digital agency, developing, planning and
executing high-impact interactive marketing and research solutions.

31 Jan 2006 - 9:14am
wiley bowen

JOB: User Experience Architect, AKQA New York

AKQA is a global digital communications agency. Over the past decade
we've produced some of the most genuine, relevant and engaging digital
media experiences for the world's top brands. What we do varies from
client to client but whether its digital branding experiences, online
community building or e-commerce and technology solutions, our work is
always about great ideas executed with precision. We strive to create
meaningful relationships between our clients and their customers.

31 Jan 2006 - 5:48am
10 years ago
3 replies

Why all game consoles have joystick on the leftside?

I guess it is just based on the left-hand and right-hand users ration across
the world?

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31 Jan 2006 - 5:18am
10 years ago
6 replies
Andrei Sedelnikov

Why all game consoles have joystick on the left side?

I was always wondering, why all video game consoles I've seen (XBox,
Nintendo, Gameboy, ...) have a control for the left-right-up-down
navigation on the left side? Navigation requires bigger precision and
speed so because most people are right-handed they have to do it with
a non-dominant (left) hand, which is naturally less precise and

Ist ist just an occasional solution, which became a standart or there
are some other human factor issues behind it, which I'm not aware of?


Andrei Sedelnikov

31 Jan 2006 - 1:06am
10 years ago
3 replies

help: abstract user value naming?

I've got a little user experience puzzle, and was wondering if anyone
knows of some successful examples that have already tackled this.

Short(er) version of question:

What do you label, on screen, query parameters that are variables,
but are selected in a context that is extremely literal, and is
selected by an end user who is constructing queries for a group of
people? Example variables are "me," when me will be evaluated at
query runtime as the person running the query.